The Sony hacking situation started out terrible, but I think it's safe to say that it just got terrifying. Only a few days after Sony employees received a threatening message from the still anonymous group claiming to be behind the initial hacking, "Guardians of Peace," stating that employees of Sony and their families " will be in danger " if the hackers' demands are not met, The Wrap is now reporting that employees have once again received a scary new message on their computers at Sony — suggesting that hackers may still have access to Sony's systems, weeks after the first hacking took place in late November. This new message, The Wrap reports, is apparently so bad that those who received it are reportedly left "disturbed" by it.
The content of the most recent message that hackers reportedly sent Sony has not been released, but it's described as a scary one that threatened more action against Sony — and based on the previously released message employees received last week, I have no doubt of that. If you haven't checked it out, here's a refresher of what it included:
This situation is only due to Sony Pictures. Sony Pictures is responsible for whatever the result is. Sony Pictues clings to what is good to nobody from the beginning. It's silly to expect in Sony Pictures to take off us. Sony Pictures makes only useless efforts. One beside you can be our member.
Many things beyond imagination will happen at many places of the world. Our agents find themselves act in necessary places. Please sign your name to object the false of the company at the email address below if you don't want to suffer damage. If you don't, not only you but your family will be in danger.
This new attack seems to renew worries that the attack originated from North Korea in retaliation for the release of Seth Rogen and James Franco's new comedy The Interview, which involves the duo portraying journalists enlisted by the CIA to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un during a trip to North Korea. After the release of the first trailer for The Interview, a North Korea spokesperson was quoted by a state news agency in the country, KCNA, calling the film's impending release "an act of war" and promising that "merciless counter-measure" would be taken against the US if the film was released — so, y'know, personally, I kind of see where the theory that North Korea might be behind the hacking comes from.
However, experts have also stated that it may be impossible to find if North Korea was behind the Sony attack, in addition to highly unlikely — so it seems that anything is possible. The only thing that's for sure is that this situation just got really terrifying. Hopefully, everyone is staying safe and secure in the face of this horrifying situation.